LEXINGTON COUNTY (WLTX) – One man is dead and another is seriously injured after a pickup truck collided with a brick mailbox and rolled over in Gaston Saturday afternoon.
According to Lexington County Coroner Harry Harman, John Murphy, of Gaston, was traveling eastbound at a high rate of speed on Sharon Church Road, in his Chevy S-10 truck. Murphy lost control of his truck and stuck a brick mailbox and rolled over.
54-year-old Jerry Hiott, of Gaston, was a passenger in the truck. He was partially ejected and died at the scene from injuries. Neither Murphy nor Hiott were wearing seatbelts.
Murphy was airlifted to a local hospital with serious injuries.
The accident is under investigation by the Lexington County Coroner’s Office and the South Carolina Highway Patrol.